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UEL a big climber in Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

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University records second largest improvement of any HE institution in London

The University of East London (UEL) has climbed nine places in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, continuing the University’s remarkable rise across a range of national rankings over the past year.

The guide, which was published on 24 September, puts UEL in the top 50 in the UK for teaching quality and shows improved scores for student experience, entry tariffs, graduate employability prospects, student-staff ratio and spending on services and facilities.

In terms of UEL’s overall score, the University showed the second biggest improvement of any higher education institution in London.

The news comes hot on the heels of the University’s best ever result in the National Student Survey, with overall satisfaction among students rising to 84 per cent in the 2017 rankings, published in August. This elevated UEL 42 places to leave it in the top half of the table for the first time in the University’s history. 

It also follows improved performances across a range of national higher education rankings over the past year.

In the Complete University Guide league table, UEL was the UK’s fifth most improved higher education institution, rising 13 places, while we also climbed eight places in the Guardian University Guide and ten places in the Times Higher Education Student Experience survey.

Professor Nora Ann Colton, UEL’s Acting Vice-Chancellor, said, “Our rise in the Sunday Times Good University Guide is further proof that UEL is on an upward trajectory and is testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff.

“Taken together, our improvement across a range of rankings are an endorsement of the progress we have made in improving the university experience for our students and delivering high-quality courses that prepare them for graduate-level employment or postgraduate study."